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Maintenance books?

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 3:26 pm
by Jean
Hi,

I'm thinking of getting a bike maintenance book to refer to when I need it (my home network doesn't extend to the garage, and I don't want grease on my Mac notebook), and I was wondering if anyone had any particular books they could recommend. My first thought was to go with Park's Big Blue Book, but there are plenty of others. The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair: For Road and Mountain Bikes seems a good alternative, but any firsthand recommendations would be welcome.

Cheers

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 4:39 pm
by familyguy
Zinn and the ARt of Road Bike Maintanance or Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, if they're your thing.

Good for the novice and mechanic who reckons he knows what he's doing alike.

Jim

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 4:47 pm
by Kalgrm
I can't give any first hand recommendations (I use the internet and my printer) but apparently "Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance" by Leonard Zinn is supposed to be good.

Cheers,
Graeme

(Rats! Beaten to the punch .... ;))

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:12 pm
by familyguy
Oh, and sheldonbrown.com and a printer as Graeme suggests...

:D

Jim

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:25 pm
by Blaze
There was a pdf floating around the net called "Barnett's Bicycle Repair Manual"

don't know how good it is.. I haven't read it.

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:14 am
by Aushiker
Kalgrm wrote: "Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance" by Leonard Zinn is supposed to be good.

+ 1 and I also have the Park's Tool book. I tend to use Zinn more.

Andrew

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:38 pm
by Hawkeye
+1 for Zinn. I have the mountain bike one.

The drawings are much clearer in my view than photos.

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:01 pm
by mikesbytes
Online, click on the links in my signature

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:07 pm
by tallywhacker
find what you want here and just print out the required pages before you start

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:29 pm
by Jean
tallywhacker wrote:find what you want here and just print out the required pages before you start


Excellent link, thanks. I won't try to think about the copyright implications.

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:10 pm
by Aushiker
G'day

There is also Christopher's book (AUBicycles). It is probably linked to from the home page here at Bicycles Network Australia.

Andrew